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Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
,000 households with heating. the refuse becomes a source of energy. >> by burning refuse we can reduce our use of oil and natural gas. that lowers seoul's co2 emissions by about 21,000 tons a year. but we can't really be sustainable unless we produce less waste in the future and recycle more. >> cherry blossoms provide a glimpse of seoul's greener side. compared to many other asian cities, seoul is a pioneer when it comes to parks, public transport, and climate protection. this small river in the city centre is an impressive symbol of that. long covered with concrete, it has now been restored to its natural state. it's a peaceful oasis in the midst of urban canyons. the new futuristic town hall also serves as a role model. the huge administrative building requires about 20% less energy for lighting, air conditioning, and heat. its head designer sang-hee lee is relying on geothermal and solar energy. such technologies are to be used throughout the city in the future, because by 2020 seoul wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter. >> building design plays a central role. not onl
Jan 17, 2013 7:30am PST
not expect help from the parish priest. >> germany is in the process of completely remodeling its energy infrastructure. this has become necessary after parliament decided to phase out nuclear power. more than a quarter of germany's electricity now comes from renewable sources of energy like wind power, for example. the bulk of germany's eco friend the electricity is now generated in the country's wind parks on the northern coast. demand for electricity is highest in the south of germany, where industrial plants have to be kept running. the electricity generated by wind power then has to be transported from high up in the north are down to the south. different countries are connected by europe's electricity grid, and in the past, neighboring countries found it easy to coordinate who would use the grid at what time and how much capacity was required. that has changed. now if there is a strong wind on the german coast, this can create problems for germany's neighbors, such as the czech republic. >> the engineer in charge of the substation south of prague has problems, and they are getting
Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
the economy grow modestly. >> despite big increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, and oil, private consumption is up. that is the first reason. the second is that the german economy remained competitive last year despite a weaker environment, and that has given exports a boost. >> exports are the backbone of the german economy. they continued to grow last year, albeit at a slower rate. companies are proceeding with caution. they are cutting investment amid uncertainty about what the new year will hold, especially for the eurozone. in 2011, the german economy grew by 3%. that figure dropped to 0.7% last year. the economy even contracted in the final quarter. the government is poised to cut its own forecast for 2013 to just 0.5%. that is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the jobs market. the unemployment rate is expected to see just a small rise this year. >> for, let's cross over to a frankfurt -- to frankfurt. not necessarily the greatest news for those without a job, but there was good news for the german tax man. >> absolutely. the government has been able to reach its budg
Jan 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> the coach has to be strong, passionate, and have the energy to enjoy every single game. >> the triple would be the perfect leaving president before the current coach hands over. >> despite the sweltering heat, it was a good day for the world's top seeds at the australian open. both serena williams and victoria made it in the third round. >> in the midst contest, -- german #1 also made it through. it is a moving story full of ups and downs and featuring an unsung hero of modern life. >> yes, it is the story of an escalator. the moving staircase is celebrating its birthday. the first one went into operation in new york 120 years ago. >> during the years, escalators have come a long way. >> as darkness falls, it becomes more than just a mode of transport -- it looks like a work of art. this escalated takes visitors into a museum, a former coal mined in western germany. it is an arrival in style. >> the color, this orange is not because it was thought up by the stardust architecture -- architect. it is made to symbolize the glow of smoldering steel. >> it is 58 meters long, 24 meters up, and ha
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
in talks over the country's nuclear program. >> the announcement by the international atomic energy agency follows two days of intense negotiations with tehran. inspectors are trying to get access to a military site, which is allegedly used to test components for nuclear weapons. iran, though, denies that and underscores its right to nuclear research for civilian purposes. in -- another meeting is scheduled for february. >> all right, some business news now, and the chinese economy has beaten expectations for the final quarter of 2012 after nearly two years of relatively tepid performance by the world's second-largest economic power. gross domestic product rose by 7.9% and 7.8% for the year as a whole. analysts say the outlook for china may be improving. chinese exports have continued to fall, but retail sales and industrial production have started to pick up. and germany's second biggest lender, commerzbank, could cut up to 6000 jobs according to a report. while there have been months of speculation over possible cuts, this latest story suggests 1910 positions in germany could go. the ban
Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
reform, gun- control, and a balancing energy production with climate concerns. but his first priority is getting congress to increase the nation's debt ceiling at that talk about cutting the debt. that's where some think he will try to cement his legacy. >> he's going to try to get our long term in thailand obligations under control and set us on a new fiscal course. >> the president's first foreign-policy priority last term was israeli-palestinian peace. it's unlikely to take the top spot the second time, where most expect the president's focus to be on iran. >> it's hard to believe if we can't get a meaningful negotiation within the next two years that you will not have it read capable of producing a nuclear weapons. then, the u.s. has the choice in its negotiations -- will the solution be containment or is it going to be a preventive strike? >> as he takes the oath again, he will do it with the experience of that presidencies are often formed by crises that happened outside of their control. he will know all folksy brought here last i did not change washington. he will try somethin
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
the idea how energy relates to these things. it's the knowing how hot-- how much energy is gonna flow. and we get that idea. we make these distinctions. you guys know when you go on the top of the mountains, it's cold up there. but you're closer to the sun, right? in the top of the mountains, it's cold. and somebody say, "hey, how come it's so cold up here?" so--we're closer to the sun. wait, no, no, no. that should make us hotter. you guys know when you're approaching the sun, it gets hotter and hotter, don't you? have you known that? i mean, you can get in the best ceramic materials that the humans can make. you get within a million miles of that sun. honey, you're gonna fry to a crisp, a million miles from the sun, unless you go at nighttime. [laughter] hey, but the point, back again, you're up at the top of the hill and it's cool up there. and you know what you can tell your friends? hey, gang, you know why it's so cool up here? because warm air rises. let me ask you a question, does warm air rise? you guys know about that from before? did you guys know that you get in the top of
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> the massive but remote plant is run by the norwegians and the energy company b.p. >> we're beginning a staged and planned reduction of nonessential work force, temporary basis, pulling them out of the country. >> a number of hostages somehow managed to escape, one of them, an irish passport holder. >> we're delighted that steven mcfall is free and safe. our thoughts are with his fellow workers. and the other people that have not been so fortunate. >> while many nationalities worked at the plant, it's understood there was a large british contingent. >> we face a very bad situation at this b.p. gas compound in algeria. a number of british citizens have been taken hostage and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> the whole thing began when 20 armed militants called themselves the battalion of blood took control of the gas plant and seized workers and scores of algerian supporters. the gunmen demanded the release of prisonners in algerian jails and called on the government to withdraw its cooperation with france's military offensive in mali. >> what is hap
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
other sub budgets and a permanent energy. domestically, we have a much higher unemployment rate in 1968. we have more poverty absolutely and relatively and 1968. we certainly have more home foreclosures and more consumer debt. of course, 30 million workers are making today less than the workers made in 1968 adjusted for inflation. that is why we're launching this national drive to overpower congress and split the republicans in congress, organized and what the democrats, so tens of billions of dollars are poured into the community, into the long deserved pockets of these people, many of whom have children and they don't have health insurance or paid sick leave or big vacations. but they deserve $10.50 minimum wage, which is what it would be in 1968. no big deal. >> explain how that would work, how does an increase in the minimum wage actually work? >> 1, congress can pass it for all of the states. there is no competition between the states that way in terms of wage levels, no competition between businesses, etc. everyone would have to pay the same minimum wage. the other way is what has
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
, and disabling a methane detector. regulators found massey energy failed to uphold basic safety standards, allowing the buildup of coal dust in the mine, which was ignited by a spark from faulty equipment. the 2010 explosion marked the worst coal mining disaster in 40 years. a new investigation says the obama administration cast aside the results of a probe into the effects of gas drilling on drinking water following pressure from the drilling company. the associated press reports the environmental protection agency issued an emergency order in 2010 saying a texas well saturated with flammable methane posed an immediate risk to homeowners. regulators had scientific evidence against the driller, range resources, but backed down after the company threatened not to operate the national study on the drilling process known as fracking. the threats prompted the agency to set aside their investigation, which found drilling could in fact have contaminated the water. one of the affected homeowners said his drinking water is so laced with methane that he can set it on fire. steve lipsky said -- a u
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